Haere mai ki Te Reo o te Taiao – Welcome to Forest & Bird. MyF&BMembership
Sign this petition
Become a member of Forest & Bird and receive our popular quarterly magazine, full of articles, images and photographs of New Zealand’s unique wildlife and wild places.
Browse our conservation projects and reserves.
Field Reserve is located on SH1 opposite and immediately north of the Kapiti Island Lookout, 1.6km north-east of Paraparaumu and 3km south-west from Waikanae. The reserve is about 4kms from the coastline (Paraparaumu Beach).
The Dunedin, South Otago and Southland branches are joining efforts to conduct large scale conservation in and around Tautuku, in the Catlins.
In 1964, Forest & Bird purchased 550 hectares of land in the Tautuku region with funds bequested by Mrs Lenz. This land, known today as the Lenz Reserve, consists predominantly of regenerating kamahi/rimu/rata forest.
The Pāuatahanui Wildlife Reserve is a 50 hectare, fully restored wetland on the eastern edge of Pāuatahanui Inlet. DOC owns 46 hectares and Forest & Bird the remaining four.
Walking tracks: no public tracks
The locals: Yellow-eyed penguins, bush birds, fern birds and the occasional seal or sea lion
NOTICE: The Colin Kerr-Taylor Reserve is currently closed to the public protect our kauri from the spread of kauri dieback. Please respect this ban and visit one of the many other walks around the Auckland Region.
The native plant nursery is helping to put back what we have lost … habitat; There is no better way to reverse this trend than to assist us to continue the supply of young healthy plants to Zealandia, community groups and our own projects.
The locals: Kereru, grey warbler, fantail, morepork, whitehead, bellbird, tui and kingfisher
Walking tracks: An easy walking track (1/2 hour) wanders throughout the entire reserve.
Dunedin is a seabird capital with 11 species still breeding close to the city and 19 species frequenting shoreline waters. In all, nearly 40% of New Zealand's seabirds use the waters off Otago.
Walking tracks: None, but the reserve is easily walk-able.
The reserve contains four walking tracks: the Tui Track (2 ½ hours), the Troglodyte Track (30-45 mins), the Rewi Track (30 mins) and the Rakaunui Track (45 mins). There is an excellent lookout towards the Kaweka ranges.
Motu Manawa (Pollen Island) is one of Auckland’s few large inner city estuarine areas. Situated in the Waterview Bay of Waitemata Harbour, it has been a wetland and shellbank habitat since the last ice age
Supporting Forest & Bird is one of the best things you can do for New Zealand's environment. We need people like you to support us, so that nature will always have a voice.
Back to top
Forest & Bird is a registered charitable entity in terms of the Charities Act 2005. Registration No. CC26943.
Authorised by Forest & Bird, 205 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011
Made by Sparks